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he won loudoun by 8 points four years ago but in 2009 republican candidate bob mcdonough won loudoun by more than 20 points. president will present his vision to rebuild the economy, from the middle out, cut taxes for middle class families and reduce the countries deficit. mitt romney supporters held a counter event where they slammed the president's handling of the economy. republican presidential candidate mitt romney campaigned in colorado where he was hoping to focus after what some called his foreign stops overseas. the crowd is waiting to get inside to the arena where the president is expected to see. it is a ticketed event and if you don't have a ticket, you will not be allowed inside. the president expected shortly. but people waiting to get in as are the media. the event beginning at 7:45 and we'll bring you the latest tonight happening on fox 5 news
at 10:00. that is the latest from here in loudoun, maureen umeh, fox 5 news. >> mitt romney campaigned in colorado today. he introduced his five point plan for strengthening the middle class, including education, cutting the trade and cutting the deficit and strengthening small business. he ranked his opponent with a presidential accountability score card and criticized the president's unemployment record and high taxes. romney's colorado visit continues tonight with a fundraiser in aspen. the two men vying to be virginia's next senator both campaigned today. republican george allen took his virginia voices tour to springfield this afternoon and spoke to hispanic business and community leaders about economic growth and creation. he said a strong local economy is important to help virginia with stand the recession. >> and now former virginia governor democrat tim kaine toured the headquarters of grid point in arlington.
as governor, he recruited the energy management and utility consulting company to northern virginia. he also held an employee town hall to discuss the importance of energy efficiency and conservation. he said as senator he plans to make clean energy a priority. >> congress is looking at how the irs will handle the new health care law. today a health oversight committee discussed the changer. they are gearing up for a new law at the cost of $880 million. the agency will hire 2700 new employees, those who do not purchase insurance premiums will pay a penalty or tax beginning in the 2014 tax year. >> a developing story out of reagan national airport, the faa said it is launching an investigation into how three commuter jets got too close to each other, sparking emergency action by a flight controller. it happened on tuesday. government officials admitted today they didn't find out until a news reporter called them about it. fox 5's tom fitzgerald live at reagan national. you just came from an faa briefing and what did they say.
>> reporter: the secretary of transportation, as you well might imagine, is not happy about this. there are two big things going on here. first the three aircraft that get far too close to each other in regard to faa regulations. and secondly, why the faa didn't learn about this until the news media asked for a comment. either way, secretary ray la hood said he is going to get to the bottom of this. now this all started around 2:00 in the afternoon on tuesday when controllers here at reagan national airport and an faa control center in virginia had to change the direction of the runway from south to north, to north to south due to incoming weather. but a miscommunication led air traffic controls to scramble two flights on to different flight paths after they came within .82 nautical miles of each other while another plane was inbound in the opposite direction. secretary of transportation ray
la hood credited the air traffic controller, but insisted the aircraft would not have collided because he said they were on different altitudes and different headings. >> we are very proud of the way the controller handled this. >> but they were on different headings sir? >> look, the controller did what she was supposed to do. these planes were not on a collision course. she did what she was supposed to do. >> reporter: now the still unnamed controller is going to receive a personal phone call from the secretary of transportation la hood. a spokesperson for u.s. airways said they are still looking into this themselves. and brian, they are cooperating with the investigation. even though this is a cliche, it is true, there is still more questions about this than answers. >> tom fitzgerald tonight. >> a suspect in two jewelry store robberies has been arrested on a probation vile. 52-year-old james caroline of d.c. is the suspect in the murder of capitol jewelers owner tommy wong. he is also the suspect in an
armed robbery at a northwest jewelry store that happened back in june. police say charges in the jewelry store robberies and murder are pending. the news edge on maryland, baseball great cal ripken, jr., is set to make a plea to the public in hopes of catching the man behind his mother's violent abduction. he is expected to speak tomorrow at orioles pack in camden yards. she is home safe after being abducted from her aberdeen home last week. suspect is still on the loose. >> maryland's concealed gun permit law is on hold until a federal court decides to decide whether the state law is constitutional or not. a judge ruled yesterday, gun owners in the state have to provide documentation and provide a valid reason for carrying a weapon. that reverses a ruling last month that would allow gun owners to carry weapons offering a good reason. >> going for the gold brings in the green. what u.s. olympic athletes are being forced to pay after winning their precious medals.
and then a front from facebook. why the social network may be much smaller with millions of fake users. >> brian, the steam bath has returned to d.c. our high temperature today 96 degrees. i'll let you know how long this wave is going to last. you have to feel bad for those players trying to practice in this, lindsey murphy. >> reporter: sue, i can attest to it and i'm sure they can attest to the grueling heat. guess who is back for the wash nationals? plus perry reilly all smiles and he should be. he is doing his thing here at camp. brian. >> a list of most vain cities and d.c. cracked the top 20. men's health ranked washnest ci the worst city is tampa, florida. based on cosmetic surgery and
they're flat out wrong. of course americans build their own businesses. every day, hard-working people sacrifice to meet a payroll, create jobs, and make our economy run. and what i said was that we need to stand behind them, as america always has, by investing in education and training, roads and bridges, research and technology. i'm barack obama and i approve this message because i believe we're all in this together.
the capitol bike share program continues to expand. the bike share station located on gaudette campus on 8th street and florida, today the mayor joined leaders in welcoming the bike station and to contributing to green living in d.c. >> we are on the way to becoming a sustainable, liveable, green city that has become the healthiest, if not the healthiest in america. >> four people are riding their bikes to metro. transit agency reported bike parking is up. right now 85 of 86 stops have bike racks available and bike
parking has increased more than 4,000 spaces. they hope to triple the number of people who bike to the station by 2020. >> this year's u.s. olympic medal winners will come home with more than just bragging rights, they have to pay taxes on the winnings. they are required to add the value of their medals to their taxable income. a gold medalist earns $25,000, silver $15,000 and bronze is $10,000. and donna toreez is outraged about the tax. >> athletes struggle just to stay alive to do what they love to do and to be able to compete and represent the united states. so not everyone is a michael phelps or ryan lochte who makes a lot of money so to get taxed on what they win is a little bit of an outrage. >> two senators have introduced legislation to make them exempt from paying taxes on their winnings. >> your friends on facebook might be fake.
s-e-c found 8% of accounts are false or duplicates. facebook breaks the accounts down in misclassified accounts like ones created for a business and undesired accounts like ones that send out spam. no word on the accounts made for your pets, like your dog. >> protecting your children, ahead on the news edge, new tougher rules to keep your children safe from advertising predators. and just in time for dinner, try to attack the largest sandwich. the giant sandwich popular in mexico stuffed with steak, chicken, seafood and bacon. it takes the cooks only 4 minutes to make it up. if you've been successful, you didn't get there on your own.
if you've got a business, you didn't build that. somebody else made that happen. my father's hands didn't build this company. my hands didn't build this company. through hard work and a little bit of luck, we built this business. why are you demonizing us for it? it's time we had somebody who believes in us. someone who believes that achievement should be rewarded not punished. we need somebody who believes in america. [ romney ] i'm mitt romney and i approve this message.
>> there are growing concerns over internet privacy. many parents say more advertisements are targeting their kids online but now how blocking those ads may be on the way. tom vicker has a proposal to shield children from online marketing. >> today's children are the most technically sophisticated ever. >> they all have a smartphone or some type of access to the internet on them 24/7. >> but they don't have the same cognitive abilities. they have less impulse control. they truly are more vulnerable than adults. >> example, many so-called free online games. >> just tells you if you pay this amount of money you get this amount of stuff or points for a game. >> it is a huge opportunity for marketers. >> kids today are so much morin flewen shall than any other
generation of children in getting their parents to buy what they want. >> they talk about that all of the time. did you see this on this page or did you see what this person got. >> internet marketers are so sophisticated they can track a person's individual browsing and then custom taylor advertising to them -- even children. >> making me realize that i don't really have a handle on it as a parent. technology moves really fast and they stay up with it, i don't, and now i think i need to pay for amention. >> today the federal trade commission suggested sites be liable. tracking children's habits to target them would be unavailable. >> we are tracking them in ways we have never done before. >> well you have a bunch of
rain down there? saint marys county. >> and a lot of lightning. i know they are probably talking about that. i think some of the storms might be producing hail too, brian. but around d.c. as we look live outside, there is not much going on. we did have some storms fire up early this afternoon that affected our eastern suburbs and even had a warning for a little bit. but what we expect to get tonight should be isolated. although with the steamy heat you can imagine there is moisture available for the storms. they are finding energy and they are raining heavily where they do form and again some hail possible. so we start on a bigger picture to show you how isolated these really are. there is one here on the eastern shore and then this big cluster moved south out of saint marys county. and let's get in tight on that on sentinal radar. and as you watch the storms, let me show you they get energized with more storms coming up from the south. so a little bit of a convergence and that has made a strong storm that is
potentially dropping hail and to the southeast heavy rain. so both storms showing indication they have hail with them and we know they have lightning. so protect -- protect yourself from those. that is among the greatest activity that we have seen and then there is the patch we saw moving across the suburbs this afternoon. so we will keep a chance for a thunderstorm in the evening forecast. it will be very spotty but you can tell if you do get it, you'll have a lot of rain and lightning, potentially hail as well. sorry, folks, it will be another hot and humid day again on friday. at least as hot as today. if not feeling a little bit worse. maybe a heat advisory will be needed because of those very high heat index numbers. there will be a couple of storms around each day for the next several days and tropical storm ernesto has formed and it may threaten the caribbean in a few days. it will be going across the lesser ants illies where they need water. it has been very inactive down
there. high temperature occurred at 2:00, up to 96 degrees. dulles 92. bwi at 90. it is very sticky out there. aren't you sick of being barricaded inside this year. a little bit cooler at annapolis. and we think some of the storms have been firing up from something called the bay or river breeze where it is just cool enough that a little bit of a spark can start a storm. 95 degrees is what it feels like when you combine the temperature and humidity. 99 for quantico and it feels like 98 in frederick. so those numbers are down in the past hour but still very tough to take. but you know what, when we think about our bad weather you have to really feel for people in the southern and central united states where it continues the relentless heat. 102 in wichita right now. 100 in little rock. 106 in dallas. and 104 in amarillo. so they do not get a break and unfortunately it looks like it will stay real hot right in this area where we continue to set records.
and of course the drought now affecting about two-thirds of the country, especially because of that extreme heat. here are the numbers for friday. about 95, wouldn't be surprised if it gets up to 96 degrees. most everybody will be in the 90s tomorrow and in the 70s tonight with a few either thunderstorms and just very muggy conditions continuing. we keep the theme going for our friday. maybe justa little cooler into the week. and on tropical storm ernesto, at 5:00 it was updated to a tropical storm. and you can see it is in the path headed toward martinique. the national hurricane center has a plane out there today and they found 50 mile-per-hour winds in it. so that is why it got the upgrade this afternoon. very speedy movement. moving west at about 22 miles per hour. watch as it goes across bridgetown on the path and as we get father out in time you -- father out in time you can see the cone get expanded but it may become a weak hurricane sometime on monday or tuesday as it moves through the
caribbean and then we'll see if it grazes the yucatan peninsula. and hot and muggy is the theme. temperatures in the low 90s. late day storms probably on both days. here is the five-day forecast. saturday and sunday, tomorrow is another hot one. and maybe just maybe, a little bit of relief as a stronger front comes through bringing us thunderstorms on monday and tuesday. perhaps it knocks sense into the calendar and we can get back into the mid-80s. i would sure like to get outside sometime because it is hard to be out there. >> thank you. you can check the weather at any time and search d.c. weather on our website. >> a baltimore police officer giving a troubled dog. beau, a 1-year-old pit bull was close to living out his day in a shelter. the officer got a call about a
vicious dog but when he got there the kids were tormenting the dog. bo was more afraid of the children and was harmless. >> the second i put him in the patrol caress licking me and just fell asleep in my lap. i just knew he would be my dog. he didn't need to be euthanized, he wasn't vicious, he just needed somebody to love him. >> pit bulls were recently designated by maryland as dangerous. the officer was recognized by the baltimore humane service. >> and imagine this car coming to your rescue? the city is rolling out many bmw fire engines for emergency. they are equipped to get to the fires quicker. ♪
>> hello from day 7 of redskins training camp. i'm lindsey murphy. it is hot and humidity but the players only having to wear shells instead of full pads. for the n. couple of days the team will have referees for practice and they were here today for the first day. an injury update, safety deon gomes has a shoulder injury and mike shanahan does not think it is anything serious. he also said regarding next week' preseason game in buffalo and thursday, he said the starters will go between 12 and 20 plays, including robert griffin iii. and perry reilly entered his third season scheduled to
start as inside linebacker with london fletcher. last year he started in week ten and then didn't look back. he has knowledge that will make him even better in 2012. >> i think perry will be a heck of a football player. he has natural instincts, he's obviously a lot more comfortable with the system going into this year, he's been around it, but he's a play- maker. he has great speed, great agility and he always seems to be around the football. he is really starting to be a student of the game, being around a guy like london fletcher i think helps him. and you can see he's getting better and better. >> nose tackle chris baker has made noise at camp. he spent last season on the practice squad and was activated december 7th and hours later tore his quad and needed surgery. this year he's back and down from 335 to 323 and he's winning battles against starters and reserves. his main competition is chris neal as they fight to back up
barry cofield. >> i want to make the team and be a confident contributor. i've been working a lot this whole off season and the hard work is paying off. we are all working hard here. >> chris baker is making a name for himself in this camp. >> he is a nose tackle. he has a power you can't coach. he is playing well. chris neal is playing well. but back up nose tackles have two or three sacks like he did last year so i think we have a lot of talent and versatility. >> nats pitcher jordan zimmerman was named the nl pitcher of the month for july and he now joins stephen strasburg and gonzalez as the only nl trio to win in the same year since the 1979 houston astros. and jason werth is back. he's been sidelined since may 6th after he broke his left
wrist against the phillies. before the injury he was batting .276 with three home runs and 12 rbis. well the nationals have played 75 games in his absence but tonight werth is back. he's in the line-up and will be hitting 6th. so it is the nats and phillies tonight, game three, the nationals hoping to avoid the series sweep at 7:05. brian. >> thanks. one last look at the forecast. >> maybe an isolated storm around tonight, brian and a few por around tomorrow afternoon. get ready for another day in the mid-90s. it is a steam bath out there, hello august. >> and there you have the news edge. back here tonight, the news edge at 11:00 and we hope you will be too. have a great night.
i know what it's like to hire people and to make ends meet. from those experiences, i had the chance of running the olympics. the games were in real trouble. there'd been way too much spending. and in massachusetts i found a budget that was badly out of balance. our legislature was 85% democrat. and every one of the four years i was governor, we balanced the budget. i want to use those experiences to help americans have a better future. we believe in our future. we believe in ourselves. we believe the greatest days of america are ahead. i'm mitt romney and i approve this message.